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The Friend of Education award was presented to Harlan and Sue Stueven and the Teacher of the Year award was presented to Robin Schuelke (right) during graduation ceremonies Friday, May 22, at H-BC High School.
  The Hills-Beaver Creek Education Foundation recently announced Robin Schuelke as the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year. Schuelke, secondary math teacher, was chosen to receive the award, voted on by the H-BC Education Foundation. After graduating from the University of South Dakota with a Bachelor of...
  By Glenda McGaffee and Lori Sorenson The Hills-Beaver Creek School Board voted not to participate in another three-year Flexible Learning Year Initiative. The action, which will go into effect with the 2016-17 school year, was taken at the H-BC board meeting Tuesday, May 26. Discussion at the...
Alice Brandt (left) was honored Monday, May 18, during Lift-Off Ceremonies at Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School for her 39 years of service as a custodian. She is pictured with co-worker Cheryl Hup.
  The year was 1976 and Alice Brandt decided to seek employment outside the home. She decided to apply for a job at Hills-Beaver Creek Elementary School and remained there for 39 years.   At Lift-Off Ceremonies at the H-BC Elementary School Monday, May 18, she was recognized for her years of...
  Greetings from the Tuff Memorial Home. Events scheduled at the nursing home are as follows: •Thursday, May 28: 10 a.m. Memorial services for Henrietta Wassenaar, Lucille Eads and Arnold “Mike” Spath in the chapel. •Friday, May 29: Charlie Steffen’s birthday. 2 p.m. movie “Sound of Music.”...
    After months of planning for the 125th anniversary of Hills, the big celebration is almost here.  Please read the article in the Hills Crescent about the activities scheduled for the three-day celebration June 12, 13 and 14. Marilyn Nelson has been busy gathering entries for the parade, and at...
  The 125th anniversary of Hills and the All-School Reunion is coming in June, and the Hills Crescent is traveling down memory lane to prepare readers for this event. This week’s edition highlights the Class of 1975. The annual was dedicated to Hugo Goehle.  “This is our way of expressing our...
  Remembering those who served Area residents observed Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, and one of the ceremonies was at the Hills American Legion where Don Arends is pictured near the POW-MIA empty chair.   Pictured are the flags and crosses displayed by the Hills American Legion Monday, May 25.  ...
    The group Helping Build Communities Stronger met Tuesday, May 19, to finalize plans for the upcoming celebration of Hills’ 125th anniversary. The group will be meeting again at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 1, to finalize events for the celebration. Activities discussed for the weekend: •Raffle...
Girls on the Run participants in the May 2 event are (front row, from left) Peyton Bennett, Taryn Birger, Hannah Berkhof, (second row) Avril Susie, Olivia Susie, Brynn Rauk, Layla Deelstra, Hannah Hageman, Lane Elbers, Olivia Bork, Shelby Ackerman, Tyrae Goodface, Alexandra Drake, Holly Harron, Tara Paulsen, Danette Leenderts, (back) Dawn VandeVoort, Melanie Tatge, Tami Rauk, Angie Blosmo, Sarah Wells and Angie Stiefvater.
  Local girls in third through fifth grade recently participated in Girls on the Run, a non-profit organization for girls’ health and wellness. According to Girls on the Run, it’s dedicated to “creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly...
  When I hear the music “Pomp and Circumstance,” it always brings a tear to my eye and I recall memories of my graduation. Here is my trip down Memory Lane … The year was 1974. Our senior class motto was ”Face the sun and the shadows will fall behind.” Colors were red and blue. Flowers were white...

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